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May 15, 2015 | UM in the News

Vestavia Hills teacher named Alabama's teacher of the year for 2015-16

Vestavia Hills High School science teacher and University of Montevallo alumna Jennifer Brown is Alabama’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16, the state’s Department of Education announced Wednesday night at a ceremony in Montgomery. Brown will serve as the official spokesperson and representative for teachers in Alabama for the next year. Read the full story […]

May 4, 2015 | UM Happenings

Birmingham Zoo to host Shelby County Day

The Birmingham Zoo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and would like to share this milestone with Shelby County by providing a Shelby County Day on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The zoo will offer 50 percent off general admission to all Shelby County residents, as well as to University of Montevallo […]

April 30, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Announces First Academic Faculty Chair for Michael E. Stephens College of Business- Dr. Helen Moshkovich

In May of 2014, the University of Montevallo announced its first academic endowed chair in the university’s 119-year history. Michael and Donna Grainger of Franklin, Tennessee made a commitment of $500,000 to the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University. The gift established the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in […]

April 29, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates Spring Graduation on May 2 with Former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor and U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson

The University of Montevallo will have a distinguished guest delivering the keynote at their spring commencement ceremonies on May 2, Bill Richardson. Richardson is a former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor, Secretary of Energy and U.S. Congressman. He is well-known for his distinguished public-service career spanning over three decades. Richardson has also started two foundations: […]

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholars in Action recognized at dinner

Twenty-one University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action were honored for their service at an annual appreciation dinner held April 16 on the UM campus. Falcon Scholars and their guests were joined by Community Services Manager Reggie Holloway and Shelby County Chief Operating Officer Phil Burns, as well as social services agency directors and staff […]

April 17, 2015 | UM Happenings

UM to host ‘The Origins of Comics’

The third annual comics exhibit at the University of Montevallo is set to run Wednesday, April 22-Friday, May 22, in Carmichael Library. A catered reception will be held Monday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. in the lobby of Carmichael Library. This year’s show, titled “The Origins of Comics: Graphic Narratives as Art and Storytelling 1731-1945,” […]

April 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Almost 700 volunteer for UM’s The Big Event

Five years ago, the University of Montevallo began its participation in a project called The Big Event. It was a big hit, and this year featured the largest number of volunteers and job sites in its Montevallo history. One of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, The Big Event provides an opportunity […]

March 26, 2015 | UM Happenings

Spring Break Information

The University of Montevallo will close for Spring Break at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015. Residence halls will reopen at 3 p.m., Carmichael Library will reopen at 6 p.m. and the dining hall will be open for the evening meal on Sunday, April 5. The University will reopen and classes will resume at 8 […]

March 26, 2015 | UM Happenings

UM hosts chess tourney

Contributed by Scott Varagona The inaugural Falcon Chess Invitational tournament took place March 7 at the University of Montevallo and featured a very unusual format: “doubles chess.” A game of doubles chess is played by two teams of two players each. One team controls the white pieces and the other controls the black pieces. The […]

March 26, 2015 | UM Happenings

Annual Run for Research to take place April 9

The 9th Annual Run for Research is set for Thursday, April 9. The event will include a 5-K Run and a 1-Mile Walk. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. and the race will begin promptly at 3:45 p.m. at the McChesney Student Activity Center parking lot. (In the event of inclement weather, registration will take […]

March 25, 2015 | Press Releases

Former baseball players endow University of Montevallo athletic scholarship

MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA — On October 31, 2014, a group of former University of Montevallo baseball players, led by Hall of Famer Mike Dunn, got together in Helena, Alabama, and decided to start a baseball athletics endowment for their college coach, Robert “Bob” Riesener. What happened next is another one for the record books. In just […]

March 20, 2015 | UM Happenings

Community service and internship fair set for March 24

A community service and internship fair will take place Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Anna Irvin Dining Hall. A number of agencies will be on hand to talk to those interested in learning more. Agencies currently scheduled include: SafeHouse of Shelby County, Boys and Girls Club, Shelby County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer […]

March 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Jim Day to give University Scholar lecture at UM

Jim Day, professor of history, will give the University Scholar presentation Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the J. A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library. His talk is titled “Wilson’s Raid through Alabama: A Sesquicentennial Retrospective.” Day was honored as the University Scholar at the annual Founders’ Day activities in October 2014. The award is […]

March 11, 2015 | UM in the News

UM Music to hold benefit piano concert

MONTEVALLO — The University of Montevallo Music Department will hold a benefit piano concert by Anthony Pattin, UM professor of music emeritus, on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. Pattin taught piano at UM for 24 years, retiring in 2011. During his years at Montevallo, he played a number of concerts at […]

March 10, 2015 | Press Releases

UM dedicates New 3D Art Building at Homecoming

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place for the University of Montevallo’s New 3D Art Building Saturday, February 14, during the annual 2015 Homecoming festivities. Located where the building known as “The Laundry” had stood since its construction in the early 1900s, the new building gives a respectful nod to the past, including a triangular […]

March 3, 2015 | UM Happenings

Faculty Research Symposium set for Wednesday, March 4

The Faculty Research Symposium is set for Wednesday, March 4, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Wills 200 (master classroom).All are encouraged to stop by as time permits throughout the day to see presentations both formal and informal,  given by University of Montevallo faculty members who will be showcasing their latest research and creative activities.UM President John W. Stewart […]

February 26, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold conference on multicultural education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fifth annual Alabama Region 4 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, “Beyond Translation: Building Capacities for Cross-Cultural Communication,” Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program […]

February 24, 2015 | UM Happenings

Montevallo to close Wednesday, Feb. 25

The University of Montevallo will be closed Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The National Weather Service has currently placed the University’s service area under a winter storm warning for Wednesday. The Anna Irvin Cafeteria will remain open for regular hours during this time. Multiple forecasts indicate a high probability of snow (1-4 inches) in the Birmingham […]

February 19, 2015 | UM Happenings

“Possibilities of Prison Reform" set for Feb. 26

“Possibilities of Prison Reform,” a public forum on Alabama’s 2015 prison reform, will take place Thursday, Feb. 26. from 6-8 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall. Sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Social sciences and the UM Social Work Club, the event will feature forum panelists Senator Cam Ward, Alabama […]